EEB Faculty

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Training Faculty

Important note to prospective graduate students

Below you will see a list of professors and scientists who are eager to work with you on your Ph.D. research. Please note, however, that core training faculty members Sue Carter and Jeff Palmer as well as affiliated training faculty member Roger Hangarter are not accepting new students.

Core Training Faculty

Farrah Bashey-Visser

Farrah Bashey-Visser

Assistant Scientist, Biology

Lecturer, Human Biology

Research Interests
ecology, evolution, microbial interactions and pathogenesis

Sue Carter

Sue Carter

Director, Kinsey Institute

Rudy Professor, Biology

Research Interests
social bonding, the role of Oxytocin in mental disorders, traits of monogamy and pair-bond formation

Lynda Delph

Lynda Delph

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Section Associate Chair, Biology

Research Interests
evolutionary genetics and ecology; plant reproductive biology

Gregory E. Demas

Gregory E. Demas

Chair, Biology

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
behavioral endocrinology, neuroendocrine-immune interactions, aggression, biological rhythms, seasonality

Matthew Hahn

Matthew Hahn

Professor, Biology

Professor, Computer Science

Director, Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics

Research Interests
computational and evolutionary genomics; evolution of transcriptional regulation; molecular population genetics

Spencer Hall

Spencer Hall

Professor, Biology

Director, EEB Graduate Program

Research Interests
ecology of infectious disease and food web interactions in freshwater environments

Laura Hurley

Laura Hurley

Associate Professor, Biology

Director, REU Program in Animal Behavior

Research Interests
serotonin as a social neuromodulator of auditory processing

Ellen D. Ketterson

Ellen D. Ketterson

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Director, Environmental Resilience Institute

Affiliated with Program in Neuroscience, Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, and Cognitive Science Program

Research Interests
behavioral, physiological, and evolutionary ecology; hormones and behavior; avian biology, mating systems and parental care; physiological basis of trade-offs in life histories; adaptation and constraint; avian migration

Eric Knox

Eric Knox

Director, IU Herbarium

Senior Scientist, Biology

Research Interests
plant evolution; speciation; phylogenetic systematics; chloroplast genome evolution; horizontal gene transfer; flora of Indiana

Jennifer Lau

Jennifer Lau

Associate Professor, Biology

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Research Interests
community ecology and evolutionary ecology: how plant populations respond to human-caused environmental change, the ecology and evolution of species interactions, and natural selection in the wild

Curt Lively

Curt Lively

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Research Interests
evolution and coevolution; sex, virulence and genetic diversity in host-parasite interactions

Armin Moczek

Armin Moczek

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
evolutionary and ecological developmental biology, origins of novel complex traits; developmental plasticity; host-microbiome interactions; niche construction; allometry; insect genomics and endocrinology; natural history of Onthophagus beetles

Leonie Moyle

Leonie Moyle

Professor, Biology

Research Interests
genetics of speciation and adaptation; comparative genomics; evolutionary ecology; plant reproduction

Jeffrey Palmer

Jeffrey Palmer

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Class of 1955 Professor, Biology

Research Interests
horizontal gene transfer in plants and fungi; evolution of plant mitochondrial genomes; intracellular transfer of organellar genes to the nucleus; evolution of mutation rates

Richard Phillips

Richard Phillips

Associate Professor, Biology

Science Director, Research and Teaching Preserve

Research Interests
ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry; consequences of human-accelerated environmental change on plant-soil-microbial interactions

Erik Ragsdale

Erik Ragsdale

Assistant Professor, Biology

Research Interests
genetic regulation and evolution of developmental plasticity

Heather Reynolds

Heather Reynolds

Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests
ecology; microbial interactions and pathogenesis

Kimberly Rosvall

Kimberly Rosvall

Assistant Professor, Biology

Research Interests
evolution of behavior; neuroendocrine mechanisms of behavior; physiological mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity and adaptation; sexual selection; behavioral genomics; behavioral ecology

G. Troy Smith

G. Troy Smith

Associate Professor, Biology

Associate Chair for Teaching, Biology

Research Interests
neural and hormonal control of sexually dimorphic behavior; evolution of communication signals

Michael J. Wade

Michael J. Wade

Distinguished Professor, Biology

Research Interests
behavior; evolution; microbial interactions and pathogenesis